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We’ve been hanging outdoors with the kids pretty much all summer so far and are loving the warm weather and excuse to stay out way past our bedtimes. You don’t need much to keep the kids entertained, but if you’re looking for ideas that provide a bit more structure and fun, there are plenty of fantastic games and activities you can do right in your own backyard. Get messy with freezer paints and water balloons, make each kid their own slippery water blob to cool off, or get the whole family involved in a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt, ring toss game, bowling and more!

What are your favorite family outdoor activities?

Make sure to click on the links below to take you to the full tutorial. Happy summer!

1. Ocean Sensory Activity | A Little Pinch of Perfect
2. Scavenger Hunt Game | Little Monster
3. Siphon Water Coaster | Babble Dabble Do
4. Shaving Cream Balloons | Totally the Bomb
5. Water Balloon Painting | Let’s Lasso the Moon

6. Fishing Game | Lia Griffith
7. Painting Ice | Picklebums
8. Dunk Bucket | The Happy Housewife
9. Giant Bubbles | Happy Hooligans
10. Sailboat Craft | La Maison de Loulou

11. Pool Noodle Water Wall | Teaching Mama
12. Rock Faces | Club Chica Circle
13. Tic Tac Toe Rocks | Pink Stripe Socks
14. Balloon Dart Painting | hello, Wonderful
15. Pool Noodle Race Track | Ramblings From Utopia

16. Freezer Popsicle Paint | hello, Wonderful

17. Tin Can Toss Game | Crafts by Courtney

18. Emoji Beachball | And We Play

19. Yard Dice | A Houseful of Handmade

20. Melting Ice Cream Dough | Buggy and Buddy

21. Ring Toss Hedgehog | Pink Stripey Socks

22. Skate Balance Board | hello, Wonderful

23. Backyard Kerplunk Game | All Parenting

24. Obstacle Course | Ashley Ann Photography

25. Mini Water Blobs | hello, Wonderful

26. Summer Boredom Jar | hello, Wonderful
27. Nature Bingo | Handmade Charlotte
28. Giant Jenga Game | A Beautiful Mess
29. Bean Bag Toss | One More Moore
30. DIY Bowling | Bloesem Kids

Check out more creative projects for kids here!

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.